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More than any other, we’ve welcomed this summer with wide open arms, almost running to catch it and ensure it doesn’t slip away. While we are still facing uncertain times, we can still look forward to long walks by the river, barbecuing in our backyards, creating a great charcuterie board, picnics in the park, and continuing to enjoy great food and drink from local businesses.

This month our Shop Local column also features these amazing local products: Cedar Wraps from Barbecues Galore, Bow Valley BBQ Sauces and Salsa, The Ukey Ukrainian Sausage and Mustards from Tubby Dog and Vino Jelly Gourmet.

Say Cheese Fromagerie

Since 2008 Nancy Brown, owner of Say Cheese Fromagerie in the Crossroads Market has been delighting customers new and old with her cheese wisdom knowledge, and recipe tips. Drop in any Friday – Sunday and discover a world of cheese plus accompaniments you might have never known existed. Brown features fresh imported and domestic cheese, local organic dairy products, goat’s milk, oils, olives, spreads and more. Enter the truffle club. Towards the end of July, the team starts to receive fresh Australian truffles and continues receiving unique truffles from different regions every month right up until the coveted Piemonte white truffles arrive for Christmas. This exclusive truffle club is an excellent way to learn more about truffles and cooking. When you sign up for the club, you receive one truffle each month plus a discount on each month’s truffle. Super exciting for the gastronome who loves cooking, eating and gift-giving. To join the club, stop by Say Cheese and chat with any of the team members. They can answer your questions, help you join the club and then recommend some great snacks for the weekend. Or order one of Nancy’s highly sought-after cheese boards.

Say Cheese Fromagerie | 1235 26 Ave. S.E. | $30 – $80 |